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  • Door Knock Drop launch fruit and vegetable delivery service

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    Diversifying tents into fruit and veg delivery, PUB21 exhibitor Stretch Event Productions thought fast on their feet and launched Door Knock Drop when the pandemic hit. Working with trusted suppliers to deliver fresh, healthy boxes, the London-based delivery service are 99% plastic free and ensure no fruit and veg go to waste as they pickle, preserve or donate anything left!
  • Brand new research reveals that many can't wait to get back to the pub!

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    A brand-new research study designed to understand the future behaviours and attitudes of UK pub customers when lockdown measures are eased has revealed that many can’t wait to get back to the pub! The study, from KAM Media, in association with the BII, found that Gen' Z and younger Millennials in particular are keen for pubs to re-open.
  • Free guide to help pubs, restaurants and bars to reopen unveiled

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    Whether you're an owner or a manager, a single site or a nationwide chain, the 100 Day Playbook offers free guidance in branding, marketing, PR, digital and social for when venues start to rebuild business. Put together by leading agencies and consultants in the hospitality sector, the initiative comes to you free of charge, with the simple ask of a donation to Hospitality Action should you be in the position to do so.
  • The Swan supports local street artist to raise money for the NHS

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    Street artist, Chris Shea, has painted a series of art pieces across the city of his son watering a rainbow, in honour of the rainbow campaign of support and thanks to the NHS. The Swan in Croydon has continually promoted the campaign via its social channels, helping to raise over £9,000 to date. Chris honoured The Swan by painting his 100th piece of work, known as rainbow boy, on the wall of the pub.
  • Tom Kerridge and a group from Marlow launch Meals from Marlow

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    Meals from Marlow is currently providing 1250 free meals a day to local healthcare workers, other frontline workers and deserving people within the community. The initiative, which launched on Friday 3 April, has already raised over £175,000 and served 25,000 meals to frontline workers and those in need. 
  • Orderbee launches low-cost click & collect tool in response to COVID-19

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    Whether you’re a pub, restaurant, fast-food brand, café, bar, street-food outlet or bakery – Orderbee is a low-cost Click & Collect and Order & Pay tool, built in response to COVID-19. It's a simple solution, based on proven technology and priced from just £80 per site per month.
  • The new normal: free whitepaper download

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    The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the very fabric of our existence. From how we shop, how we work, how we socialise and how we interact with other people. KAM Media's new white paper takes a look at how this fundamental change to our 'known-behaviours' is likely to impact our consumerism in a post-corona world.
  • Brewdog unveils future plans for bars

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    Contactless ordering, staff wearing face masks and gloves at all times, single-use menus, table screens and surface cleaning every 15 minutes are among the new measures BrewDog intends to implement across its bars when they can be reopened to create a safe environment for its staff and customers.
  • Ealing pub, The Red Lion, re-opens as a community store

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    The Red Lion in Ealing has re-opened its doors to become a food store for the local community. By choosing to pivot their business model and following social distancing measures the staff can serve the locals in a new way, offering a range of fresh produce, Italian delicacies, dried pasta, draught beer and wine.
  • Food Alert create special takeaway and delivery support package

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    If your establishment has converted to a takeaway and/or delivery model, Food Alert has put together a new service specifically designed to reflect the current challenges faced by the hospitality sector during the coronavirus crisis which will help you to achieve compliance with current food safety legislation.
  • CAMRA launches digital drinks menu platform - Brew2You

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    An online platform allowing pubs and bars to create a drinks menu for customers to order from during lockdown has been set up by CAMRA. The Brew2You app costs operators £2 per month to use and venues receive the full payment for drinks orders placed by consumers.
  • #GivingGoodness: Arla Pro works with chefs fuelling frontline NHS staff

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    Food4Heroes pools together local restaurantsand catering companies to deliver nutritious free meals to hospitals. Currently delivering 27,000 meals per week across the UK, the Yorkshire-based charity aims to create a hot meal for every NHS worker during these challenging times.
  • #TheVirtualHappyHour campaign launched to support the hospitality industry

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    In a bid to give an extra boost to venues, a group of friends from the hospitality industry have launched #TheVirtualHappyHour campaign to bring people together, virtually, for a round of drinks and give a boost to bars, pubs and restaurants during this difficult time.
  • Get set up with takeaway and delivery pizza with Dr. Oetker

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    Designed to help businesses tap into the delivery and takeaway market during the UK lockdown and beyond, the Dr. Oetker online support hub includes instant access to downloadable guides and essential advice to make getting set up as easy as 1, 2, 3. 
  • Loud & Clear Audio Visual Installations offering free of charge consultation services

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    It's a great time (cash flow permitting) to look at those refurbs or invasive Audio Visual installations that require the venue to be closed. Loud & Clear's highly regarded service is currently available for free. From bespoke solutions for noise pollution to sounds system installations.
  • Camden Town Brewery rebrands beer in support of NHS

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    Camden Heroes is a rebrand of the brewery’s classic Camden Hells lager in honour of NHS staff on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic. Camden Heroes lager is available to purchase online with all proceeds donated to charities supporting healthcare heroes.
  • Getting operational after lockdown

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    Access Hospitality has produced a comprehensive guide for hospitality operators to help with the planning process for the eventual reopening of establishments, and the months beyond focusing on during, pre end of lockdown, opening week, post opening and longer term.
  • Small Acts of Kindness

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    Small Beer Brew Co are inviting you to nominate someone in the hospitality sector who has gone out of their way to make you smile. They're pledging 50 cases of Small Beer for winning nominations over the next few months to celebrate the many Small Acts of Kindness.
  • Propel talks to sector leaders about how they are navigating the current crisis

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    Propel insights editor Mark Wingett is hosting a series of video interviews with senior business leaders from big brands including BrewDog, Just Eat, Fuller's, Rick Stein Group, PizzaExpress and many more.
  • UKHospitality partner with CPL Learning to launch online training platform 'UKH Pathway'

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    Free E-learning support tailored by CPL Learning will provide furloughed employees an opportunity to learn at home, focussing on four topic areas: wellbeing, product, personal development and hospitality.
  • Pubs adapt in creative ways during lockdown

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    From livestreams and live DJ sets, to pub quizzes and wine tastings, our vibrant industry is certainly getting creative to bring the best drinking and social experiences to customers' homes.
  • Who's your #LocalSaint?

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    Lucky Saint are giving away 50 gift cards to say thanks to the people making all this a little bit easier. All you need to do is tag your #LocalSaint and tell the team at Lucky Saint what they've done for you.
  • BBPA leads plan to lift pubs out of lockdown

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    The British Beer & Pub Association is leading the planning process by which the sector can get started again once the immediate COVID-19 crisis has passed and says a minimum of three weeks is required.
  • Stonegate manager 3D prints PPE for NHS staff

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    Cee-Jay Williams, a Stonegate general manager, has teamed up with a friend and is using his time furloughed to help make personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers using 3D printing.
  • Singa has launched the "Support your Local Karaoke Venue” campaign

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    Singa has been helping karaoke venues by launching the “Support your Local Karaoke Venue” campaign. They'll be donating 50% of all Singa gift card sales to local karaoke venues and will continue to do so until this pandemic is over! Plus, Singa is offering 30 days of their premium service for free #quarantinekaraoke.
  • Supporting the local community. Supporting talent. Supporting businesses.

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    Peach is set to launch Pub Hub; a social enterprise, born from the need to keep the hospitality industry and its supply chain running in these extraordinary times. Pub Hub will support those most in need, giving trained chefs a purpose and keeping our pubs as the ‘hub’ of the community.
  • Keeping our pubs alive!

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    mypubshop have teamed up with some big names in the food & drink industry to transform pubs into ‘click and collect’ havens, helping them to stay connected, offer an essential service and secure an alternative revenue stream during the current climate #tagyourlocal.
  • The Caterer launches COVID-19 advice hub

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    PUB20 media partner, The Caterer, have set up an online advice hub for hospitality operators and employees to provide useful information, tips and advice all in one place. The content hub features articles on financial advice, health and wellbeing and marketing tips for presenting your business online during this time.
  • Reach out to your customers with Text My Deal

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    PUB20 exhibitor, Text My Deal, are supporting pubs and restaurants who have re-purposed their business model to offer takeaway and delivery services. With an open rate of 98%, Text My Deal can help you make sure your customers know where to find you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pubs rally together to support communities

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    Need a pick me up? PUB20 partner, PubAid, has gathered a selection of stories of pubs that are helping their communities through the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Could you adapt your offering to find an alternative revenue stream during the COVID-19 outbreak?

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    Can't get to the pub? Fear not, the local is coming to you. Bier Nuts and Siren have collaborated to introduce the ultimate isolation beer care package to keep you entertained while at home, bringing you high quality Siren craft beers across 5 different styles, paired perfectly with the 3 flavours of Bier Nuts. Plus, you will also receive some games to keep you occupied at home.
  • Is your primary focus foodservice? Find out how Brakes are helping to tackle COVID-19 by changing their business model and bringing food and drink direct to consumers.

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    Brakes have joined, leading wholesalers Bidfood, JJ Foodservice & Savana Foodservice in changing their business model by providing food deliveries or collections direct to consumers. Food Shop is also the latest initiative from Brakes to provide catering-size tins and milk to supermarkets in need of additional stock to help with the increased demand due to the coronavirus crisis.
  • Can your brand help to alleviate pressure on other industries and support the coronavirus response?

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    The team at Isle of Wight Distillery has turned its expertise to the production of hand sanitiser for NHS staff, key workers and vital Island organisations. Using a World Health Organisation approved formula, the initiative is aiding the support services of Downside Community Centre who are providing essential help to residents in need.
  • Can you build a brand in an online-only world?

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    Missing going out for a beer or two? Us too... Luckily BrewDog are here to help and have created an online bar alternative for over 18's to enjoy. They have launched online bars for consumers to visit virtually and take part in online tastings, beer homebrewing masterclasses, pub quizzes and listen to live music and comedy whilst enjoying a beer at home.